Kentucky Football: Starting Running Back CoShik Williams out for Kent State

Nick Nafpliotis@@NickNafster79Correspondent ISeptember 6, 2012

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 05:  CoShik Williams #26 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the game against the  Mississippi Rebels at Commonwealth Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The one position where the University of Kentucky Wildcats football team has some quality depth is starting to feel a little thin.

Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio reported today that senior starting running back CoShik Williams will sit out the Kent State game this Saturday due to a back injury that he sustained during the Louisville game. 

Williams practiced this week, but did not participate in any contact drills. Hopefully he is being held out simply as a precaution and not for an injury that may be more serious. With Josh Clemons already out for at least a few more games (and possibly the entire season), Kentucky cannot afford to start losing players at arguably its most talent-rich position.

Starting in his place will be sophomore Raymond Sanders, who looked very good against Louisville, gaining 38 yards on only three carries and catching three passes for 26 yards. Unfortunately, he also fumbled the ball on a first-half Wildcat scoring drive for Kentucky's first turnover of the season. 

Backing up Sanders will be freshman running back Dyshawn Mobley, who, you may remember, tweeted after the Louisville game about his frustration over only getting three carries (H/T once again to Drew Franklin).

It would seem that an unexpected chance to prove himself has dropped right into Mobley's lap; here's hoping that he makes the most of it.


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